Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wildlife Photo: A Pair of Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea)

The Largest Heron in Europe


These birds, the largest Heron in Europe (ARKive Org) live in Okinawa, Japan, too.

With that pointed bill they can grab a fish or, spear it. Fish are what they usually eat.

But, if they get real hungry, they might eat furry animals, too.

For any non-believers, who don't think a heron would eat a rabbit, I found this for you.

A wildlife photographer in Holland captured photos of the action.

He saw an Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron) grab a baby rabbit by the ears.

The heron flew off, to find some water and drown the critter.

Then, swallowed the whole thing !

Go have a look at the Daily Mail UK, if you'd like to see it.


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Map It! Okinawa said...

Fine them Rabbits Aye Sir!!!

RyukyuMike said...

Makes me wonder, if there any grey herons on that rabbit island !